Hofstadter may refer to:

People with the surname Hofstadter:

  • Albert Hofstadter (1910–1989), American philosopher
  • Douglas Hofstadter (born 1945), American professor, author of Gödel, Escher, Bach and son of Robert Hofstadter
  • Leonard Hofstadter, a fictitious character from the television series, The Big Bang Theory
  • Richard Hofstadter (1916–1970), American historian
  • Robert Hofstadter (1915–1990), American Nobel Prize-winner in physics


  • Hofstadter sequence, an integer sequence
  • Hofstadter-Moebius loop, a fictional condition that affected HAL 9000, a fictional computer
  • Hofstadter's butterfly, a fractal
  • Hofstadter's law, "It always takes longer than you expect ..."
  • Hofstadter point, a triangle center